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DATE: November 6, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

STCC to Present Musical, Working;
Production will Feature Student Cast

The Fine Arts, Languages and Literature Department at Southwest Tennessee Community College will present its version of the critically acclaimed musical, Working, Friday, November 16, through Sunday, November 18. The performances will be held in the Union Avenue Campus Theater, 737 Union Avenue, Union and Manassas. Show time Friday and Saturday is 8:00 p.m. The Sunday performance is set for 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $3.00 for adults. STCC employees and students may attend free with ID.

Cynthia Martin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Languages and Literature, is directing the production. She said the play has a cast of more than 30 people, including students from STCC, the University of Memphis, and Middle College High School.

Working is based on a book by Studs Terkel. It is a celebration of ordinary people, the jobs they do, and their workaday lives, Martin said.

"This musical deals with the search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash," Martin explained. "It captures the extraordinary dreams and the transcending spirit of ordinary working people."

With nearly 13,000 students, STCC is the largest community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The College offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; Associate of Applied Science degrees for immediate career entry into technical, business, service, education and allied health fields; and Technical and Academic certificates to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the marketplace.

For more information about Working, call Southwest Tennessee Community College at 901/333-5588.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.